Guillaume Pirard has played with The Knights since 2000, and serves as violinist and co-concertmaster.
Mr. Pirard began his violin studies in Belgium at the age of eight. He received a First Prize in Violin Performance from the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music at 16. Mr. Pirard continued his studies at the Mannes School with Todd Phillips and at The Juilliard School with Hyo Kang. He then studied with Vera Beths and Anner Bylsma in Holland and the Baroque violin with Mira Glodeanu in Brussels.
Mr. Pirard is the recipient of the Belgian Young Soloists Foundation and the SPES Foundation Award. He has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States, in recital and with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, the Sejong Soloists, and the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia.
Mr. Pirard lives in Brooklyn.